258 LETTERS FROM THE (Enclosed in the above.) TO SIR SIDNEY SMITH, &C., &C. Dropmore, July igth, 1798. MY DEAR SIR,—I have just received your letter, enclosing one from Mr. Swinburne to you on the subject of his conduct in France. As Mr. Swinburne was employed under the direction of two other departments of the King's Government, it does not belong to me to pronounce upon his conduct. At the same time I have no difficulty in saying that I am not aware that there is the least ground for doubting the perfect rectitude of his intentions, though he does not appear to me to have always judged properly as to the means of giving effect to them. Believe me, dear Sir, Most truly and sincerely yours, GRENVILLE. London, January ^rd, 1801. I have seen Sir William Hamilton and the famous Einma.1 He is just the same in looks as i Lady Hamilton.